September 16th 2007

We had a great meeting today. The next meeting will be held on Sunday October 21 from 12:30 to 3PM at Bella Cafe in Park Rapids MN.

Present today: Jerry, Scott, John T, Joanne, Luke, Sandi, Marion, Sharon, Tarah, Duane and Betty.

The TS16 manuscript is on its way to the printer. We should have the proof back next week, hopefully before Tarah heads south for the winter. If it stays on schedule, it should be back by the end of October or first part of November.

The book release party for TS16 will be held on Saturday November 17, 2007, at 4 o’clock at the Northwoods Bank Community Room in Park Rapids MN. People who are published in the book can pick up their two free copies and buy more if they wish. Anyone not attending will receive their books later in the mail. Come for readings, snacks, books, conversation.

Hackensack Art & Book Festival was excellent, held on August 25, 2007. We were not in the church basement this time–we were in the first building. We had lots of traffic, sold lots of books, handed out lots of business cards. We also did some readings.
In Nimrod, Sept. 1, was Jerry’s book release party for Broken Hart. There was a parade for Jubilee Days and Jerry won first place for best float. He had built a miniature Broken Hart Saloon on a trailer and had a stuffed dummy with a cowboy hat sitting on the trailer. Tarah and Marilyn drove the four wheeler to pull the trailer. Tarah wore her cowboy hat and kerchief. Jerry sold lots of his new book and some of his first book also.

Art Leap in Park Rapids/Nevis area on Saturday 9-22-07 from 2-5 PM. Contact Carolyn Spangler or Cindie Ekren for more information. The Twigs will be doing readings at the North Country Museum of Arts in Park Rapids. If anyone else is interested, please contact Carolyn or Cindie.
MoonLIT Bridge at the Loft in MPLS. Friday October 26, 2007 from 6 to 11:30 PM. (Check the time, please.) Go to and contact Linda Myers. This is a tribute celebrating literature, legacy and the Loft.
17th Annual Jeffrey E Smith Editors prize in Fiction, Essay and Poetry. Deadline 10-01-07. Email:
Brainerd Alliance Writers annual awards party, October 6, 2007, Saturday morning. How to Get Published.
Play at Hubbard Long Lake Theater–Dog Logic runs from Sept 13-29. Support the Arts!!

Don’t forget, we have two more writing workshops coming up. Deborah Keenan on poetry on Monday evening, Sept. 24. Mark Munger on self publishing on Monday evening, October 29. For more information, email Cindie Ekren at

Several writers read what they are currently working on. They received helpful comments and suggestions from the other writers. As usual, John brought his wonderful booklets with all the poems he wrote since the last meeting.

Thanks everyone. We hope to see you next time.